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    Is the board still dead? If so a battery isn't...

    Is the board still dead? If so a battery isn't going to help.
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    Antithetical, defined.

    Antithetical, defined.
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    What ^^^ SL^^^ said.... all of it. Anybody who...

    What ^^^ SL^^^ said.... all of it.

    Anybody who says 'Media Mail and Parcel Post are slow and unreliable.' obviously is not well acquainted with the USPS. It just ain't so!

    I have used BOTH...
  4. Thread: Testing 4164 ICs

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    ... but none of mine ever have even after...

    ... but none of mine ever have even after repetitive use (and abuse) :-).
  5. Thread: Testing 4164 ICs

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    I substitute lots of chips quite regularly and to...

    I substitute lots of chips quite regularly and to date have never had a socket 'wear out'. Besides, whatever device you may use to test those chips will undoubtedly use sockets.
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    When there's lots of visible corrosion damage...

    When there's lots of visible corrosion damage it's not usually repairable with a simple fix.
  7. IOW, it's a nonstarter unless the board in...

    IOW, it's a nonstarter unless the board in question is actually worth big bucks or you have some sort of attachment to that particular board that far supersedes all time and money considerations. ...
  8. Along those same lines, how about the two locking...

    Along those same lines, how about the two locking tabs on SDL connectors? All too often those tabs break off of the removable cables used on Model M keyboards. Fortunately, the SDL connection is...
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    For some reason this is a very common problem...

    For some reason this is a very common problem that too many people refuse to recognize even exists. I have a pile of boards that have had their surface traces successfully repaired and still don't...
  10. Are you (personally) able to do repairs via vias?...

    Are you (personally) able to do repairs via vias?

    Have you ever done this type of proposed repair?

    If you have actually done this you are wasting your talents and should be doing laparoscopic...
  11. Which begs the question... are you trying to read...

    Which begs the question... are you trying to read DD or HD disks in that drive? That drive is incapable of reading HD disks so if that's what you're trying to read it would explain the problem and...
  12. It's confusing that you have listed both DD and...

    It's confusing that you have listed both DD and HD drives as replacements. Do you realize that if you get a DD drive you will not be able to use any HD disks.
  13. Maybe, but we're discussing vintage boards in...

    Maybe, but we're discussing vintage boards in this thread, aren't we? :-)
  14. Even if this were somehow possible how would you...

    Even if this were somehow possible how would you go about repairing those now, made-visible, inner layer traces? Knowing where the damage lies is one thing but being able to make a suitable repair...
  15. Thread: New Chess Piece

    by Stone
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    You're bad. :-)

    You're bad. :-)
  16. What about the traces on the inner layers? ...

    What about the traces on the inner layers? There's no way to see or repair them, is there? I've found that multilayer boards with as much as or even far less corrosion than the one pictured here...
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    ...and that alone could be the reason the board...

    ...and that alone could be the reason the board doesn't show any activity.
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    I don't see where an 8-bit board would need a 286...

    I don't see where an 8-bit board would need a 286 to work.
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    That'a a question that only you can answer.

    That'a a question that only you can answer.
  20. Right on both counts... :-)

    Right on both counts... :-)
  21. All you really need is a battery holder with...

    All you really need is a battery holder with three or four AA batteries. Either will work. They're easy to find and cheap on eBay.
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    Wrong forum for that kind of stuff.

    Wrong forum for that kind of stuff.
  23. Thread: Bios update

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    You could try a DDO, i.e., Disk Manager or...

    You could try a DDO, i.e., Disk Manager or something similar. Otherwise, try a smaller drive, much smaller.
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    Sure... they have different model #s so they're...

    Sure... they have different model #s so they're different drives.
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    Bondene?

    Bondene?
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